File spoon-archives/bourdieu.archive/bourdieu_2004/bourdieu.0411, message 41


Date: Tue, 30 Nov 2004 17:55:20 +0000
Subject: Re: [Fwd: [BOU:] Home of Bourdieu]


mmm. i am against yahoo on a number of grounds, but...

actually, you can "add" ten names to the list every day. as well as
invite however many you please. and, you don't need a yahooID to get
mail, as long as you don't want to access that mail via a yahoo
website. you can have the messages emailed to any address.  i do that
for aesthetic reasons and practical.
   i keep my own archives, and i prefer plain text without bells and
whistles and colours. i have enough of those things everywhere else.
context dependency, overrated i know.

good to see the debate on freedom to choose now.

or, our is it our non freedom to choose -  something to do with
control over the means of re-production and distribution.


At 8:20 -0800 30/11/04, Patrick Crosby wrote:
>Hello again,
>    As I understand it, Yahoo will not allow you to directly set up a group
>with a list of, say 100 people. The best they will do for you is send emails
>to those hundred people "inviting" them to join the group. Part of the reason
>for this is each member needs to have a "Yahoo ID," the creation of which
>requires each member to enter some personal information. Once they have
>established a Yahoo ID, they can then join yours or any other Yahoo Group.
>Perhaps this is the biggest drawback of all in moving to Yahoo. Inevitably
>you will lose people, people who simply don't have the time or inclination to
>go through all of that (even though it only takes 5-10 minutes).
>   Again another university server would be far preferable if one can be
>found. And last but not least, thanks for your offer regarding the list.
>
>Jon Beasley-Murray wrote:
>
>  >
>  > I don't know exactly what you mean by an "invite list," but if you mean
>  > would we be prepared to pass the current list of subscribers to someone
>  > who was offering to host the list elsewhere, then the answer is yes.
>  >
>  > Take care
>  >
>  > Jon
>  >
>  > --
>  > Jon Beasley-Murray
>  >
>  > Latin American Studies
>  > University of British Columbia
>  > jon.beasley-murray-AT-ubc.ca
>  >
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